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  • Gigabit Wi-Fi case study: Erickson Living upgrades to 802.11ac

    Posted February 10, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    Erickson Living, a company that manages 16 Continuing Care Retirement Communities in nine states, faces a unique challenge when it comes to installed a wireless network – each retirement community has common areas where residents share available bandwidth, but there are also individual residential units where end users have their personal phone and Internet connections.
  • Westmont College jumps to Gigabit Wi-Fi for three reasons: "Speed, speed and speed"

    Posted February 5, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    CIO calls Meraki network 'one of the best purchasing decisions I've made in my career'.
  • Case Study: Santa Clara U. graduates to Gigabit Wi-Fi

    Posted February 3, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    In 2006, Santa Clara University began rolling out a Wi-Fi network as a way to supplement the school's existing production network. The initial deployment consisted of about 800 Cisco Aironet 1131 a/b/g/ access points and Cisco WiSM controllers. As expansion or renovation projects occurred, the school added some 802.11n access points, but until recently 90% of the roughly 70 buildings on campus were equipped with the older, slower technology.
  • Gigabit Wi-Fi gear to arrive in 2014 but data rates will vary

    Posted January 2, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Companies will be able to buy Gigabit Wi-Fi gear in 2014, but they may not get Gigabit Wi-Fi data rates.
  • Review

    First Look: Gigabit Wi-Fi adapters

    Posted December 16, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    At some point, desktops and laptops will come with the new Gigabit Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac built in. But if you can't wait and want to speed up the wireless links on your existing devices, you can buy an 802.11ac adapter today.
  • 802.11ac 'gigabit Wi-Fi' starts to show potential, limits

    Posted October 7, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    Vendor tests and very early 802.11ac customers provide a reality check on "gigabit Wi-Fi" but also confirm much of its promise.
  • 802.11ac 'gigabit Wi-Fi' starts to show potential, limits

    Posted October 7, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    Vendor tests and very early 802.11ac customers provide a reality check on "gigabit Wi-Fi" but also confirm much of its promise.
  • Your best 'Gigabit Wi-Fi' resources

    Posted October 7, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    "Gigabit" Wi-Fi has reached a point where it's now being deployed by some early adopters. There are more 802.11ac resources – test data, anecdotal observations, hands-on experience – and more products than ever before.
  • Review

    Gigabit Wi-Fi? Not so fast.

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 1:29 pm

    The newest Wi-Fi technology -- 802.11ac -- promises blazing speeds of up to 1.3Gbps, according to claims made by the leading vendors.
  • Technologies to watch 2013: Gigabit Wi-Fi

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 11:49 am

    The next major advance in Wi-Fi, the still-in-draft IEEE 802.11ac standard, seems like a slam-dunk: It promises data rates ranging from 433Mbps to, in some configurations, 1.3Gbps, hence the label "Gigabit Wi-Fi." What's not to like?
  • 802.11ac 'Gigabit Wi-Fi': What you need to know

    Posted April 29, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Your 802.11n wireless network and devices are about to become passé. Although the official 802.11ac specification won't be finalized until sometime in 2013, wireless equipment will soon appear on store shelves sporting the faster wireless protocol.
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